An update on privacy – when will Little Brother decide to quit stalking YOU on-line?

  Kathleen Garnett Three developments this week probably make for uncomfortable reading in Palo Alto. First, Belgium’s decision to take Facebook to court over alleged breaches of its and European privacy laws, second Belgian proposals that would enable it’s Privacy Commissioner to raise fines of up to EUR 800 000 for breach of privacy legislation; and third …

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Found in Translation: Fake Friends on a Mission Impossible

Listening to some Brits (though by no means all) during debates in Brussels is rather like witnessing a bunch of party-poopers crashing the party. Whilst everyone else is having a great time, getting full-throttle into the swing of things, ready to pump up the volume, along come these Brits with sombre expressions, long faces and …

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Introducing Brussels’ Court Jester: Mr Fargy-Wargy

Que: What do Hyacinth and Nigel have in common? Ans: Surnames that can be pronounced according to personal preference. Hyacinth, snob extraordinaire and little England social climber, insists her surname is not Bucket (as in there’s a hole in my …) but Bouquet – as in pretty floral arrangement sitting atop grand pianos in National Trust …

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Leymah Gbowee Scholarship Fund for African Women

Leymah Gbowee (pronounced “Bowie”) has presence. An African matriarch, dressed in beautiful African attire, she walks with a feisty stride and speaks with confidence. This lady is clever and no one’s fool. She cuts through the trash to get to the truth of the matter – how else could someone have survived staring Charles Taylor …

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So you think the EU’s not sexy?

An EU Perspectives Valentine Special Borgen, the well know Danish political television-drama, featured a whole episode in which Birgitte Nyborg the Danish Prime Minister has to choose Denmark’s next European Commissioner. Whilst the politicians fret and bicker over who the best candidate is, Katrine Fønsmark a young, ambitious journalist working for The Express, suggests to …

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To Jaw Jaw

It must be tough sitting on the committee awarding the Nobel Peace Prize. Year after year, come what may, regardless of the state of world affairs or candidates, five Norwegians must decide upon, “the person who has done the most to foster… fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the …

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